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Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett Taps Trendy Tacos for King’s Cross Music Venue

Ben Lovett’s New Orleans-inspired ‘social hub’ Goods Way will be home to outposts of Breddos Tacos and The Duck Truck

The Courtyard, King’s Cross, a new food and music venue
The Courtyard, King’s Cross
The Courtyard [Official Photo]

A new Kings Cross food court will be joining Lafayette, the live music venue set to be opened early next year by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett — with the traders to include Breddos Tacos and Shoreditch queue-magnet The Duck Truck.

Goods Way, between Pancras Square and Granary Square, will be home to The Courtyard, which will take its cues from developments like Borough’s Flat Iron Square. It’s hoped the development will become “a new home for live music and quality, eclectic independent food & drink in London”.

“The DNA of musicians and chefs is actually quite similar,” says Lovett, who opened 350-seat music venue Omeara in London Bridge three years ago. “It’s about putting a lot of heart and passion into what you do with little to no regard for whether it helps to pay the rent, and all in the name of their art. A menu is a chef’s setlist, and a signature dish could be a band’s breakout single. Our philosophy is to celebrate all this independence and create an environment for them both to thrive within.”

Breddos, Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney’s taqueria, has journeyed from Netil Market to Clerkenwell, Soho (now closed) and Liverpool since it burst onto the scene in 2016 — it’s expected that the menu at Goods Way will include the likes of masa fried chicken tacos and queso fundido. The Duck Truck, which has the distinction of being the UK’s first duck-only restaurant, is expected to serve favourites like its duck brioche bun, crispy duck wrap, and duck-fat frites.

More The Courtyard at Goods Way traders are due to be announced in January.

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